Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nabeyaki Udon at Sanuki no Sato - Gardena, CA

Sanuki no Sato
18206 S. Western Ave,
Gardena, CA 90248
Phone: 310-324-9184
Website here

Apparently this is a favorite restaurant among several Japanese people I know in SoCal. My cousin introduced this place to my brother and me the other day, and it was delicious. Who cares if the weather has been hot lately... It's almost never too hot for good udon or good ramen, and the same thing applies to ice cream in cold weather. Anyway, look at all of the deliciousness in this bowl. You can't really see the udon, chicken, or roots, but every bite was delicious.

The agedashi takoyaki was also delicious. I believe I am a tako (octopus) person now...I never was before. Here was my tako ball. No picture of the complete appetizer. Guess we were all too hungry to take a picture first.

Here's our fried chicken and nasubi (eggplant):


Saturday, March 21, 2015

My Favorite Food Places in Redlands

Ok...I haven't been to that many food/drink places in Redlands, but I am so happy I found these. Thank you, Kristine, for introducing me to a la minute and The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe. I'd heard of Hangar 24 for over four years and had had their beer before, but this was my first time (3/16/15) going to the brewery!

Stop #1: Picked up our Brando pizza (Website description: "Cream Cheese, Pesto Sauce, Pepperoni, Sausage, Cashews, Angel Hair Pasta, Green Onions & Mozzarella Cheese") at The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe). Sounds weird (and this is actually not the weirdest combination of ingredients they have), but it is SO DELICIOUS.

Stop #2: Hangar 24 - We took our pizza to this great brewery.

So beautiful (my friends shared this flight):

Meanwhile, I had an Alt Bier, which I have loved for awhile (Website description: "Caramel, Toasty, and Clean. This red ale is our unique version of a northern German Alt-Bier. Enjoy silky caramel smoothness, followed by toasty, bready flavors and finished with a hint of chocolate roast. These flavors all come through in the aroma and combine in a truly unique, very clean, complex, Alt-Bier."):

One of my favorite beers ever. Very easy to drink (not hoppy or bitter at all to me)

Then I had a half pint of their Chocolate Porter...and then I wished it had been a full pint. :)  I loved it and even bought a bottle at BevMo to bring home.

Website description: "Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer."


Stop #3: Finally, we went to a la minute, another one of my favorite food places EVER (You can see my salted caramel ice cream below and more of their menu items here:

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Root Beer Floats at Famous Dave's

I know you wouldn't typically go to Famous Dave's for a root beer float, but consider it! Honestly, their meat can be good but isn't as great as my family's/Blake's family's BBQ. Anyway, I'm just point this out in case you love root beer floats and want to try this place's. I love how you make it yourself, meaning that there is a little less time for the ice cream to melt and you can control how much soda you add.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pilgrim Joe's Pumpkin Ice Cream - Trader Joe's

I can't believe I haven't updated in a month! Time flies so fast. Anyway, now it's pumpkin season!! I have to tell you about this ice cream because it's THAT good. I'm picky about pumpkin things because they have to be made of real pumpkin, they can't be too sweet, and they can't be overly spiced. I think this ice cream meets all of those requirements. Soooooo good. It was a little melty in the pic below, but it's usually firm like regular ice cream.